Is Your Personal Life Making It Hard to Focus at Work?

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine address a problem that everyone faces at one time or another, what do you do when your personal life makes it hard to focus at work? We’ll start with a question from someone who just got promoted into a great new job, but also has to deal with several personal problems — making it hard to focus. We’ll discuss how to stay focused at work and deal with personal challenges at the same time.

Freezing Up at Meetings?

On this, My Crazy Office Podcast, Kathi and Katherine discuss a very real challenge for some people at work — Freezing at meetings. They start with a question from someone who’s recently been promoted to a managerial position and finds himself freezing at important meetings where he should be making a positive impression. Kathi and Katherine discuss field-tested techniques for “unfreezing” at important meetings so that your ideas, opinions, and achievements can be heard.

Afraid to Go on Vacation?

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine consider what you can do if you’re afraid to go on vacation. They start with a question from someone who knows they need a break, but fears coming back to a bigger workload and more problems. Kathi and Katherine discuss the importance of taking a vacation and when you know it’s time.

Working for an Indecisive Boss

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine talk about how to work for an indecisive boss. They start with a question from someone who works at a small company where the owner keeps changing direction depending on the last person she spoke with. Kathi and Katherine go on to discuss how to “manage up” when your boss can’t make up their mind.

Chronically late

Are you managing someone who is chronically late? Are you chronically late yourself? On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine discuss the difficult subject of chronic lateness. Some of the best employees suffer from this affliction. Listen to Kathi and Katherine as they address one manager’s struggle with a chronically late office manager, then offer tips to those individuals who are always late at work.

What To Do If a Recruiter Contacts You

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherin discuss what you should do if a recruiter contacts you. This is something that a lot of people find perplexing. Kathi and Katherine start with a question from someone who really likes their current position and isn’t sure what to do when a recruiter contacts them regarding a dream job.

Are Layoffs Coming Your Way?

On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine talk about the uncomfortable-but-important topic of layoffs. They start with a question from someone who suspects that they may be laid off soon. During the second part of the podcast, Kathi and Katherine address managers who may face the difficult decision of who to lay off.

What’s Stopping You From Leaving Your Job?

Sometimes you know it’s time to leave a job but something holds you back from taking action. In this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine explore the reasons why some people say they want to leave, but can’t take actions to go.